Industrial Refrigeration Systems

Each industrial refrigeration system and application is unique. Each customer’s specialized needs are considered during the initial assessment, final engineering/design and implementation phases of the project. With GIR’s 50+ years of experience, you can have confidence we will consider budget, safety, efficiency, serviceability, code compliance, and practicality with every industrial refrigerator project, regardless of size. Outlined below is a list of services we offer as they relate to central ammonia or halocarbon refrigerants and glycol delivery systems for industrial refrigeration systems.

Mechanical Integrity ProgramPSM PHA Engineering SupportGlycol Delivery SystemsAmmonia Inventory CalculationEmergency Ventilation SystemsAmmonia Detection SystemsOverall Refrigeration System AssessmentTrainingDetailed Feasibility Study for Efficiency ImprovementsCapital Asset Replacement ProgramAmmonia Testing Services (Annual)Compressor Oil Testing Services (Annual)Compressor Vibration Testing Services (Annual)

Mechanical Integrity Program

We develop a plan to ensure the integrity of each aspect of your refrigeration project. This includes:

  • Preparing a tailor-made program for your refrigeration system
  • Assisting in the execution of MI program (initial and on-going) which includes:
    • Non-Destructive Examination services
    • Assessment of NDE (Nondestructive evaluation) findings
    • Testing of equipment safeties
    • Visual inspection
    • Safety inspection checklist
    • Budgetary costing
    • Report preparation
    • Presentation of findings
    • Follow-up on recommendations

PSM PHA Engineering Support

We become the design engineer of your project as part of the onsite Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) team providing process safety management (PSM).

Glycol Delivery Systems

Glycol chilling is commonly used in some fashion with central refrigeration systems or as a stand-alone system. We bring over 50 years experience with engineering, design, implementation an project management of these systems. We can provide you with a fully comprehensive assessment of your system that includes an on-site walk through of your system to provide a general inspection for:

  • Refrigerant operating levels
  • Temperature control
  • Level control
  • Safety issues
  • Opportunities to improve efficiency
  • Maintenance
  • Oil Removal
  • Reliability
  • Budgetary costing
  • Report preparation

We will present our findings and provide follow-up on our recommendations.

Glycol Testing Services (Annual)

We test your glycol for:

  • Clarity
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Propylene strength (freeze protection)

We will prepare a report including performance ramifications and recommendations.

Glycol Pump Vibration Testing Services (Annual)

We will:

  • Expedite pump vibration testing
  • Prepare a report including performance ramifications and recommendations.

Ammonia Inventory Calculation

We prepare the comprehensive ammonia inventory calculation (PSM Process Safety Information).

Emergency Ventilation Systems

Our team will:

  • Prepare the emergency ventilation design basis calculations (PSM Process Safety Information)
  • Select the equipment
  • Prepare the construction layout drawings and specifications for bid preparation
  • Reviews bids and makes recommendations
  • Provides construction management for installation and testing

Ammonia Detection Systems

Our team:

  • Selects the equipment
  • Prepares construction layout drawings and specifications for bid preparation
  • Reviews bids and makes recommendations
  • Provides construction management for installation and testing

Overall Refrigeration System Assessment

We will:

  • Do an on-site walk-through of system
  • Perform a general inspection for:
    • safety issues
    • piping practices
    • opportunities to improve efficiency
    • maintenance
    • reliability
  • Provide budgetary costing
  • Perform report preparation
  • Present findings
  • Follow-up on recommendations

Training

We will provide:

  • On-site training for Operators & Maintenance staff
  • On-site training for Managers (what they need to know about Ammonia)

Detailed Feasibility Study for Efficiency Improvements

We will:

  • Do an on-site walk-through of system
  • Identify options to improve system efficiency(new technologies)
  • Quantify potential energy savings
  • Select equipment
  • Determine budgetary costing
  • Prepare Concept drawings
  • Perform report preparation
  • Present findings

Capital Asset Replacement Program

Our team will:

  • Identify suspect Assets
  • Quantify and qualify issues associated with Asset(s)
  • Identify options (new technologies)
  • Prepare Budgetary costing
  • Prepare Concept drawings
  • Perform report preparation for Asset Replacement
  • Present findings
  • Prepare construction layout drawings and specifications for bid preparation
  • Do a bid review and provide recommendations
  • Provide construction management for installation and testing

Ammonia Testing Services (Annual)

We will:

  • Test ammonia for water content
  • Prepare a report including performance ramifications and recommendations

Compressor Oil Testing Services (Annual)

We will:

  • Test ammonia for water content
  • Prepare a report including analysis and recommendations

Compressor Vibration Testing Services (Annual)

We will:

  • Expedite compressor vibration testing
  • Prepare a report including performance ramifications and recommendations